US Patent No. 10,117,333

MULTILAYER CERAMIC CAPACITOR, MOUNTING STRUCTURE OF MULTILAYER CERAMIC CAPACITOR, AND TAPED ELECTRONIC COMPONENT ARRAY


Patent No. 10,117,333
Issue Date October 30, 2018
Title Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor, Mounting Structure Of Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor, And Taped Electronic Component Array
Inventorship Eiji Teraoka, Nagaokakyo (JP)
Assignee MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., Kyoto (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,117,333

1. A multilayer ceramic capacitor comprising:a stacked body including a stack of a plurality of dielectric layers and a plurality of internal electrodes, and including a first main surface and a second main surface that are opposed to each other in a stacking direction, a first side surface and a second side surface that are opposed to each other in a width direction perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the stacking direction, and a first end surface and a second end surface that are opposed to each other in a length direction perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to each of the stacking direction and the width direction; and
a pair of external electrodes provided on the first end surface and the second end surface, respectively, of the stacked body; wherein
each of the internal electrodes is connected at one of the first end surface and the second end surface to a corresponding one of the external electrodes;
in the stacked body, assuming that a dimension between the first end surface and the second end surface is defined as a length dimension, a dimension between the first side surface and the second side surface is defined as a width dimension, and a dimension between the first main surface and the second main surface is defined as a thickness dimension, the width dimension is greater than the thickness dimension, the length dimension is about 0.4 mm or less, the width dimension is about 0.15 mm or more and about 0.35 mm or less, the thickness dimension is about 0.2 mm or less, the internal electrode is made of Cu or Ag as a main component, and a width dimension of the internal electrode is about 60% or more of the width dimension of the stacked body;
an auxiliary electrode is provided inside the stacked body;
the auxiliary electrode and one of the plurality of internal electrodes are provided on a common dielectric layer of the plurality of dielectric layers;
one of the external electrodes is joined by solder to a land electrode provided on a substrate;
a normal direction of the plurality of internal electrodes in the multilayer ceramic capacitor and a normal direction of the substrate are perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to each other; an uppermost portion of a fillet defined by the solder overlaps the plurality of internal electrodes in the width direction of the stacked body; and
a dimension of a width gap having no internal electrode provided therein between the internal electrode and the first side surface or the second side surface of the stacked body is about 25 ?m or more.